Promise In its 2013 manifesto, the PML-N promised to add a new article to the Constitution to make the ‘Right to Food’ a fundamental right for every citizen.  To implement this plan, the government had envisaged formulating, in consultation with the provincial government, a National Strategy for food and security to achieve an average agricultural

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 Promise: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) promised in its 2013 manifesto to launch behavioural change media campaign to prevent people from contracting infectious diseases. Background: PPP has been in power in Sindh for the past eight years. From 2008 to 2016, there was no local government in place for the simple reason that local body elections

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Promise: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz had promised in its 2013 manifesto that upon coming to power, it would convert at least 50 per cent of the remittances by overseas Pakistanis into investments. Background: Home remittances have dropped significantly over the past year. In February 2017, remittances fell by 7 per cent. For the first eight

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Promise The PPP had promised in the 2013 manifesto that they would improve the quality of legal education and training for lawyers.   Background Just like any other discipline, legal education has also been given free reign to grow. While a burgeoning legal community is something to be proud of, however, sans quality the end

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Promise During the 2013 election campaign, Mian Shahbaz Sharif made several visits to his constituency NA 129 Youhanabad, Pakistan’s largest Christian locality, where approximately 250,000 Christians live, as it had been of particular interest to Sharif. Out of the several election promises he made, one that stood out, and is still alive in the minds

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Promise Pakistan Peoples Party has promised its voters in the 2013 manifesto that after coming to power, it would raise the adult literacy rate from the current 54 per cent to 85 per cent. This promise was to be implemented at the country level. However, since the PPP could not make government in the Centre,

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Promise To promote the culture of accountability and transparency, the PML-N had in its 2013 manifesto, promised to enact the ‘whistle-blower protection law’. The law provides a safeguard to persons who expose corruption, wrongdoing and other illegalities. Background A Whistleblower is a person who exposes a wrongdoing committed by an individual in a private or

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Promise: PPP had ensured in its 2013 manifesto that when it came to power, it would treat education as a national emergency through effective planning. Background: Before going into the history of the state of education in Sindh, which is as horrid as one could expect, it seems pertinent to discuss the recent incidents of

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Promise: Pakistan Muslim League (N) had promised in its 2013 Manifesto that they would revamp the agriculture research organisations to ensure that there is a sustained increase in productivity. Background: Forty percent of Pakistan’s land is arable, yet the country has an underdeveloped agricultural sector. Although agricultural growth is not a prerequisite for a promising

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Promise: Pakistan People’s Party had promised in its 2013 manifesto that it would bring about constructive court reforms especially by introducing the Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanism and mobile courts, once it came to power. Background: The judicial system in Pakistan has been unpopular because of its tendency to dispense delayed justice. The same is true

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